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For this response, should outside sources be used to support the content within the postings, proper in-text citations and correctly formatted references should be prepared consistent with the APA (6th edition). The list of references should be physically positioned at the end of the postings.You own a nonunion company with 93 nonexempt employees. All of these employees pack books into boxes for shipment to customers throughout the United States. Because of wide differences in performance, you have decided to try performance appraisal, something never done before. Until now, you have given every worker the same size increase. Now you want to measure performance and reward the best performers with bigger increases. Without any further information, based on your research which type of appraisal format do you think would be the most appropriate? Justify your answer. Do you anticipate any complaints, or other comments, from employees after you implement your new system?

Performance appraisals are used to evaluate performances. “Performance appraisal can both make a business more efficient and help keep employees motivated” (Kondrasuk, 2011). In order to evaluate the employees in this case, who are packing the books into the boxes and to decide their reward based on the performance, I would use the standard rating scale. It helps “evaluate employees on some absolute standard rather than relative to other employees” (Milkovich, Newman, & Gerhart, 2014). Behavior ratings and rankings wouldn’t work in this exercise. This particular position does not need the employee to have much of people skills. It’s more on how well they can pack those boxes in a productive manner. Rankings also wouldn’t work because that serves no purpose in seeing how each individual is doing his part and how productive he is.

Rating scales can be used in performance management to indicate the employee’s level of performance. The standard rating scale with adjective anchors allows the employer to rate each individual employee based off of their skills on, for example, communication with the team or their teamwork. Other skills can be rated based on what is important in that position. These scales can be used to provide quantitative assessments, they are easy for a manager to do and it works to show the difference in employees work skills (SHRM, 2014).

There will be complains and comments from employees. However, the only way to motivate them and have them really work at their best, is by giving them something in return. You perform well for the company and the company will notice through the evaluations and return the favor by giving increases.


Kondrasuk J.N. (2011). So what would an Ideal Performance Appraisal Look Like. University of Portland. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, vol.12 (1).

Milkovich, G., Newman, J., & Gerhart, B. (2014). Compensation (11th ed.). New York, New York: McGraw- Hill.

SHRM. (2014). Performance Management: Which performance rating scale is best, and what should an employer consider in adopting a performance rating scale? Retrieved from Society for Human Resource Management website: